Photo of Carol Jane Pearson, Counsellor in RH17, England
Carol Jane Pearson
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, or are life events such as trauma, loss and bereavement, financial/ work or relationship problems affecting your day to day life? Counselling and psychotherapy can help to explore mental health problems and life challenges that might leave you feeling alone or stuck. If you are experiencing problems within a significant relationship, whether that is with a partner, parent or sibling, couples counselling can help to unravel the causes of conflict and misunderstandings that can get in the way of living life well.
Are you struggling with common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, or are life events such as trauma, loss and bereavement, financial/ work or relationship problems affecting your day to day life? Counselling and psychotherapy can help to explore mental health problems and life challenges that might leave you feeling alone or stuck. If you are experiencing problems within a significant relationship, whether that is with a partner, parent or sibling, couples counselling can help to unravel the causes of conflict and misunderstandings that can get in the way of living life well.
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Photo of Joanna Kate Roberts, Psychotherapist in RH17, England
Joanna Kate Roberts
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Based in mid Sussex I have over twenty five years of clinical experience working in the N.H.S. and educational settings, and more recently in the private sector, with a wide range of psychological difficulties. These include mood and anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, work and stress, childhood trauma, grief, relationship issues, insomnia and eating distress. I have also worked extensively with chronic illness and pain. Having completed full postgraduate training in several therapeutic models, including EMDR, I am fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Based in mid Sussex I have over twenty five years of clinical experience working in the N.H.S. and educational settings, and more recently in the private sector, with a wide range of psychological difficulties. These include mood and anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, work and stress, childhood trauma, grief, relationship issues, insomnia and eating distress. I have also worked extensively with chronic illness and pain. Having completed full postgraduate training in several therapeutic models, including EMDR, I am fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
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Ashdown Forest Consultancy - Teresa Hollingsworth
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Occup. Psych.
Verified Verified
Haywards Heath RH17  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my personal page. I understand that, at times, life can be tough. We can all feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Life events or circumstances may have caused you to feel lost, sad, frightened, angry or panicky. You may be having negative thoughts. Are you experiencing work-related stress, medical/health issues or having difficulty with communication or relationships? Do you think you may have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or possibly autism/Asperger's? Everyone's story and reason for seeking therapy is different and it can take courage to ask for help.
Hello and welcome to my personal page. I understand that, at times, life can be tough. We can all feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Life events or circumstances may have caused you to feel lost, sad, frightened, angry or panicky. You may be having negative thoughts. Are you experiencing work-related stress, medical/health issues or having difficulty with communication or relationships? Do you think you may have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or possibly autism/Asperger's? Everyone's story and reason for seeking therapy is different and it can take courage to ask for help.
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Photo of Martine van den Berg, Counsellor in RH17, England
Martine van den Berg
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Could counselling be the support you need at the moment to improve some of the issues you are experiencing? If you are feeling alone, overwhelmed or confused about the pandemic, parenthood, work, a bereavement or other life experiences or relationships, I can offer Face to Face, zoom or phone counselling to explore this.
Could counselling be the support you need at the moment to improve some of the issues you are experiencing? If you are feeling alone, overwhelmed or confused about the pandemic, parenthood, work, a bereavement or other life experiences or relationships, I can offer Face to Face, zoom or phone counselling to explore this.
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Photo of Karolina Boguslawa Mobbs, Psychotherapist in RH17, England
Karolina Boguslawa Mobbs
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Undertaking psychotherapy can be daunting, especially nowadays, when so many different types of therapy are available. It can be overwhelming to make that decision. In my approach, I believe that each situation is unique. Through my experience of working with teenagers and their families, as well as adults in individual and group modalities and couples, I learned to develop a sensitive ear for my client’s needs. We all sometimes struggle due to external or internal pressures or a combination. However, I deeply believe that facing difficulties with compassion and an open mind can be liberating.
Undertaking psychotherapy can be daunting, especially nowadays, when so many different types of therapy are available. It can be overwhelming to make that decision. In my approach, I believe that each situation is unique. Through my experience of working with teenagers and their families, as well as adults in individual and group modalities and couples, I learned to develop a sensitive ear for my client’s needs. We all sometimes struggle due to external or internal pressures or a combination. However, I deeply believe that facing difficulties with compassion and an open mind can be liberating.
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Photo of Desireé (Dee) McDonald, Psychotherapist in RH17, England
Desireé (Dee) McDonald
Psychotherapist, MRes, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Haywards Heath RH17  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experienced psychotherapist with UK qualifications in Psychology and Psychotherapy and over 20 years working in the world of relationships, sexuality and wellbeing. I help individuals, couples and other relationship groups deal with struggles, development, change and loss within their relationships and personally. Most of my clients are trying to overcome problems in relationship with themselves and/or others. I use an integrated approach to psychotherapy, leaning heavily towards Relational Life Therapy which is always underpinned by current psychological research.
I am an experienced psychotherapist with UK qualifications in Psychology and Psychotherapy and over 20 years working in the world of relationships, sexuality and wellbeing. I help individuals, couples and other relationship groups deal with struggles, development, change and loss within their relationships and personally. Most of my clients are trying to overcome problems in relationship with themselves and/or others. I use an integrated approach to psychotherapy, leaning heavily towards Relational Life Therapy which is always underpinned by current psychological research.
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Photo of Charlotte O'Dair Therapy, Counsellor in RH17, England
Charlotte O'Dair Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Maybe you want to talk about something specific: addictions, anxiety and depression, bereavements, disordered eating, abuse, trauma, relationship breakdown. Maybe you feel alone, lost, overwhelmed or disconnected. Or, maybe you don’t know how you feel, but you just don't feel right. Whatever it is, we will explore together at your pace, either in my peaceful therapy room or online. I can help you to spot patterns of behaviour and to gain more self-awareness. This leads to a greater sense of freedom and choice in your life, which can build stronger personal relationships and more self-compassion.
Maybe you want to talk about something specific: addictions, anxiety and depression, bereavements, disordered eating, abuse, trauma, relationship breakdown. Maybe you feel alone, lost, overwhelmed or disconnected. Or, maybe you don’t know how you feel, but you just don't feel right. Whatever it is, we will explore together at your pace, either in my peaceful therapy room or online. I can help you to spot patterns of behaviour and to gain more self-awareness. This leads to a greater sense of freedom and choice in your life, which can build stronger personal relationships and more self-compassion.
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Anna Hardy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
At times life is tough and this can challenge our emotional health and well being, making us feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, depressed, angry or lacking in self esteem. You may be finding it difficult to put words to your current feelings or make any sense of what you are experiencing and this can be both frightening and isolating. I believe counselling can be a transformative and meaningful experience, with change made possible through a supportive therapeutic relationship, which helps us to move towards acceptance of self or empowerment to positive change. As such, I am dedicated to bringing about healing and growth in others.
At times life is tough and this can challenge our emotional health and well being, making us feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, depressed, angry or lacking in self esteem. You may be finding it difficult to put words to your current feelings or make any sense of what you are experiencing and this can be both frightening and isolating. I believe counselling can be a transformative and meaningful experience, with change made possible through a supportive therapeutic relationship, which helps us to move towards acceptance of self or empowerment to positive change. As such, I am dedicated to bringing about healing and growth in others.
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Photo of Michelle Beulah Thornton, Psychotherapist in RH17, England
Michelle Beulah Thornton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome! I applaud you for embarking on this journey. Are you looking for more joy in your life, to feel more calm and connected to others? Does life seem overwhelming at times? Does anxiety seem to take over? Do you need help finding direction and hope? Let me help you get back on track. My mission is to draw upon your inner resources and tap into your strengths. I will help you find ways to feel better and more in charge of your life. You will feel supported throughout the therapeutic process towards making positive change. My approach is collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental. Reach out and begin the exciting journey.
Welcome! I applaud you for embarking on this journey. Are you looking for more joy in your life, to feel more calm and connected to others? Does life seem overwhelming at times? Does anxiety seem to take over? Do you need help finding direction and hope? Let me help you get back on track. My mission is to draw upon your inner resources and tap into your strengths. I will help you find ways to feel better and more in charge of your life. You will feel supported throughout the therapeutic process towards making positive change. My approach is collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental. Reach out and begin the exciting journey.
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Photo of Miche Tetley, Psychotherapist in RH17, England
Miche Tetley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a BACP registered psychotherapist and supervisor, working from a clinic in Forest Row, Sussex, online by Zoom and outdoors in nature. My approach is responsive, compassionate and practical, focussed on helping you understand your struggles and develop tools & skills to help. This therapy can provide you with: a supportive space to talk, learning that will help you to build awareness & competence, and experiential exercises that enable you to generate a better quality of life for yourself. I hope you will come to feel empowered in creating the experiences you want for your life.
I am a BACP registered psychotherapist and supervisor, working from a clinic in Forest Row, Sussex, online by Zoom and outdoors in nature. My approach is responsive, compassionate and practical, focussed on helping you understand your struggles and develop tools & skills to help. This therapy can provide you with: a supportive space to talk, learning that will help you to build awareness & competence, and experiential exercises that enable you to generate a better quality of life for yourself. I hope you will come to feel empowered in creating the experiences you want for your life.
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Photo of Counselling with Annie, Counsellor in RH17, England
Counselling with Annie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you're here, the chances are you've experienced some turmoil or upheaval, perhaps a bereavement, trauma or poor physical or mental health. Maybe you're feeling like you don't know yourself, or like you don't fit in. You don't have to navigate difficult periods and life events alone - therapeutic conversations and support can help, offering the time and space for self-compassion, to heal and rediscover yourself and to feel empowered to lead the kind of life that is right for you. I offer down-to-earth counselling and support as you increase self-awareness, explore unhelpful self-beliefs and make sense of current or past events.
If you're here, the chances are you've experienced some turmoil or upheaval, perhaps a bereavement, trauma or poor physical or mental health. Maybe you're feeling like you don't know yourself, or like you don't fit in. You don't have to navigate difficult periods and life events alone - therapeutic conversations and support can help, offering the time and space for self-compassion, to heal and rediscover yourself and to feel empowered to lead the kind of life that is right for you. I offer down-to-earth counselling and support as you increase self-awareness, explore unhelpful self-beliefs and make sense of current or past events.
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Photo of Bunty Dann, Psychotherapist in RH17, England
Bunty Dann
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
If you are coping with high levels of anxiety or depression, if past traumatic experiences are interfering in your ability to manage the present and sleep is problematic then this can change. By understanding what is happening in your system (mind and body), using your natural resources well and having some new tools to use, you can get back into balance, to the you that is resilient, able to focus and live to your potential.
If you are coping with high levels of anxiety or depression, if past traumatic experiences are interfering in your ability to manage the present and sleep is problematic then this can change. By understanding what is happening in your system (mind and body), using your natural resources well and having some new tools to use, you can get back into balance, to the you that is resilient, able to focus and live to your potential.
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Photo of Holly Simmonds, Counsellor in RH17, England
Holly Simmonds
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Overcoming anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement and low self-confidence - these may be some of the issues you are facing in your everyday life. I am passionate about emotional health and wellbeing, seeing adults, couples and young people at my home based practice in West Sussex. I offer a free consultation and a quiet and confidential space to explore and discuss your personal issues. In developing a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings and beliefs, I will work alongside you with my therapeutic approaches and guide you through your therapeutic journey towards emotional wellbeing, awareness and choice.
Overcoming anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement and low self-confidence - these may be some of the issues you are facing in your everyday life. I am passionate about emotional health and wellbeing, seeing adults, couples and young people at my home based practice in West Sussex. I offer a free consultation and a quiet and confidential space to explore and discuss your personal issues. In developing a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings and beliefs, I will work alongside you with my therapeutic approaches and guide you through your therapeutic journey towards emotional wellbeing, awareness and choice.
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Photo of James Wright, Counsellor in RH17, England
James Wright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified experienced counsellor working with Adults and Children on a wide range of presenting issues. My aim is to create an environment where you can feel accepted, respected and safe to talk about whatever you want to, without feeling judged. I aim to understand you as if I am stepping into your shoes and seeing the world through your eyes.
I am a qualified experienced counsellor working with Adults and Children on a wide range of presenting issues. My aim is to create an environment where you can feel accepted, respected and safe to talk about whatever you want to, without feeling judged. I aim to understand you as if I am stepping into your shoes and seeing the world through your eyes.
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Photo of Fay Revell, Counsellor in RH17, England
Fay Revell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a Person-Centred counsellor working in Horsham, West Sussex. I work with young people, children and teenagers helping them to improve their mental health and build their resilience. I currently work as a school counsellor as well as in my private practice. I have been supporting young people with their mental health for nearly 10 years in schools, colleges and community settings. I have a BSc Hons degree in Person Centred counselling and a Level 5 certificate in Counselling Children and Young People. I have also completed training with Anxiety UK which included Accessing risk in Anxiety.
I am a Person-Centred counsellor working in Horsham, West Sussex. I work with young people, children and teenagers helping them to improve their mental health and build their resilience. I currently work as a school counsellor as well as in my private practice. I have been supporting young people with their mental health for nearly 10 years in schools, colleges and community settings. I have a BSc Hons degree in Person Centred counselling and a Level 5 certificate in Counselling Children and Young People. I have also completed training with Anxiety UK which included Accessing risk in Anxiety.
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Photo of Anneka Barrett Consultancy, Psychotherapist in RH17, England
Anneka Barrett Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello and Welcome, I provide a safe, private space for you to explore whatever it is that has brought you to look into counselling. A typical session would last one hour, I am very much guided by you and what you are looking to understand and work on, making my sessions bespoke to your needs. I am trained in the Person Centred Method, having graduated in 2007 and predominately work this way. I also have training in Meditation, Neuro-linguistic programming and Psychodynamic Counselling.
Hello and Welcome, I provide a safe, private space for you to explore whatever it is that has brought you to look into counselling. A typical session would last one hour, I am very much guided by you and what you are looking to understand and work on, making my sessions bespoke to your needs. I am trained in the Person Centred Method, having graduated in 2007 and predominately work this way. I also have training in Meditation, Neuro-linguistic programming and Psychodynamic Counselling.
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Photo of Jenny Lank Counsellor, Counsellor in RH17, England
Jenny Lank Counsellor
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
If you want a safe place to talk and be heard, a weekly session of counselling with me may help you. Together, we can help you to improve your mental health, find personal healing, develop your ability to cope with challenges, or simply to further your personal development. I provide a confidential space in which we can explore your current circumstances, relational challenges and painful past experiences. The aim of the work will be chosen by you and supported by me with warmth and empathy.
If you want a safe place to talk and be heard, a weekly session of counselling with me may help you. Together, we can help you to improve your mental health, find personal healing, develop your ability to cope with challenges, or simply to further your personal development. I provide a confidential space in which we can explore your current circumstances, relational challenges and painful past experiences. The aim of the work will be chosen by you and supported by me with warmth and empathy.
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Photo of Clare Dackombe, Counsellor in RH17, England
Clare Dackombe
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hi my name is Clare and before you read on, I first want to say that I hope you find the help you are seeking and that if you are suffering you find the right support to help ease your pain. Perhaps you are struggling to cope, feeling powerless, desperate or maybe you wish for personal change; I can support you in your journey. Specific issues that I can help with: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss, relationship problems, improving communication, problem-solving,  life or work stress,  trauma, post-pandemic anxiety and general life dissatisfaction.
Hi my name is Clare and before you read on, I first want to say that I hope you find the help you are seeking and that if you are suffering you find the right support to help ease your pain. Perhaps you are struggling to cope, feeling powerless, desperate or maybe you wish for personal change; I can support you in your journey. Specific issues that I can help with: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss, relationship problems, improving communication, problem-solving,  life or work stress,  trauma, post-pandemic anxiety and general life dissatisfaction.
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Photo of Arlene Marcia Alexander-Price, Psychotherapist in RH17, England
Arlene Marcia Alexander-Price
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I’ve practiced as an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist since 2009 and mental health nurse for the past 20 years for the NHS and private sector. Both professions combined enable me to work with mild to severe mental health conditions. I have a special interest working with individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic communities and mixed heritage. I can also provide clinical supervision for newly qualified CBT therapists. I am currently working towards my BABCP Supervision Accreditation. My approach is curious and collaborative. I will endeavour to tailor the course of treatment to meet the individual’s needs.
I’ve practiced as an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist since 2009 and mental health nurse for the past 20 years for the NHS and private sector. Both professions combined enable me to work with mild to severe mental health conditions. I have a special interest working with individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic communities and mixed heritage. I can also provide clinical supervision for newly qualified CBT therapists. I am currently working towards my BABCP Supervision Accreditation. My approach is curious and collaborative. I will endeavour to tailor the course of treatment to meet the individual’s needs.
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Photo of Well In Mind Therapy, Counsellor in RH17, England
Well In Mind Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
It is important that you always feel in control of your process and that it is meaningful and beneficial to you. This includes consideration and respect for your culture, religion, sexual and self-identity. An essential element of this will be the relationship you are able to build with your therapist. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and aims to empower you with the self-awareness, knowledge and skills to make the decisions and changes that are important and useful to you. I will offer a non-judgmental and supportive space for you to explore your past, present and plan your future.
It is important that you always feel in control of your process and that it is meaningful and beneficial to you. This includes consideration and respect for your culture, religion, sexual and self-identity. An essential element of this will be the relationship you are able to build with your therapist. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and aims to empower you with the self-awareness, knowledge and skills to make the decisions and changes that are important and useful to you. I will offer a non-judgmental and supportive space for you to explore your past, present and plan your future.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in RH17

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in RH17 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Bereavement
76% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aviva
83% Vitality
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in RH17 see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in RH17?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.